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FAQs for Volunteers
May I volunteer?
Anyone volunteering at any LRSD school must be vetted by the Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPS) office, prior to placement. ViPS’ policy and procedural guidelines must be followed when utilizing volunteers in LRSD schools.
National and FBI screenings are not conducted through ViPS. Volunteers should not be placed in any assignment that requires Federal Bureau of Investigation and/or national background checks on the individual. Volunteers vetted through ViPS do not meet the Arkansas Department of Education rules governing background checks for those individuals serving as substitute teachers.
What are the background check requirements for volunteers?
LRSD policy requires individuals wishing to serve as general volunteers to complete the Arkansas Criminal and Central Registry background checks prior to any volunteer placement.
Background Checks for Volunteers
A person wishing to volunteer may not perform volunteer services requiring a ViPS background check until a clear background check is received by the District.
For the purposes of this policy, “clear background check” for a LRSD volunteer* means that:
A background check was performed on the potential school volunteer in accordance with A.C.A. §§ 12-12-1601 et seq.;
The potential school volunteer has not committed any of the crimes or offenses contained in
A.C.A. §§ 6-17-410, 6-17-411 or 6-17-414 according to the Arkansas Criminal background check; and
the potential school volunteer’s name was not found on the Child Abuse Central Registry.
* National and FBI screenings are not conducted through ViPS. Volunteers should not be placed in any assignment that requires Federal Bureau of Investigation and national background checks. ViPS vetted volunteers have not met the requirements of those required for substitute teachers.